Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Conceptual Art

Philip Warbasse started a project in 2005, asking countless people on the Venice Beach boardwalk to put their wish down on paper, as he took a photograph. At first, it started as fun, but he said he soon felt an emotional connection to everyone he met. These photographs allow everyday people, of all demographics, to express their deepest thoughts in simplified photos. Each black and white photo looks the same, with a single person holding a large white paper in front of any backdrop (where ever he ran into the subjects). The importance is not in the final product, but instead the emotions they trigger. The artist's goal is to change people by allowing them to understand each other, and forget the preconceived notions and stereotypes that run the world.

I thought this project was very interesting, so if you want to take a look at the site, here it is: 

--Alexis Swoyer

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